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Money Services Business License

A money services business (MSB) license is a type of license issued to businesses that engage in money transmission or other financial services, such as currency exchange or check cashing. This license is issued by state regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Financial Services or the Office of Financial Regulation, to ensure that the business is operating legally and in compliance with state and federal laws.

An MSB License or a money services business license is also known as a money transmitter license (in the United States).

To obtain an MSB license, a business must meet certain requirements, including having a physical location within the state, maintaining proper records and documentation, and having the financial resources to handle the responsibilities of transmitting money. The business may also be required to undergo background checks and provide financial information to the regulatory agency.

An MSB license is important for businesses that engage in money transmission because it helps to protect consumers by ensuring that the business is following proper regulations and guidelines. It also helps to maintain the integrity of the financial system by preventing fraud or other illegal activities.

This page was last updated on January 5, 2023.